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Ameridrive’s Car Subscription on Earth Day – Tips to Drive Green!

It’s Earth’s Day today, and at AmeriDrive – Car Subscription, we want to give you some ideas to #DriveGreen!

SUV for car susbcription hidden behind a bunch of purple flowers in support of Earth Day
Source: @Myameridrive on Instagram.

1. Routine vehicle maintenance (included in our car subscription’s costs!) can lower your gas consumption. Simple fixes for brakes and spark plugs as well as fluid checks can help improve your mileage by as much as 40 percent.

2. Although air conditioning may often seem like a necessity, try to minimize your use of AC. In order to power the car’s air conditioning, a generous amount of gas is required. Turn it off, and open up your windows for some fresh air! Try it out this Earth Day 2019 and share your experience on social media! (Don’t forget to tag us at @MyAmeriDrive)

3. For those of you who don’t know, hybrid vehicles use both gasoline engines and electric motors for power, along with certain features to limit overall gasoline exhaustion. Electric vehicles have motors powered by rechargeable batteries that use electricity, essentially limiting gas usage to nothing! You’re not only saving money but you also save the Earth from pollution! It’s a win-win situation.

You can see our selection of vehicles, available for car subscription, on our inventory page or downloading the #FlexDrive App! Feel free to request a specific vehicle that you would love to subscribe to!

Comment down below any other ideas or tips you know on how to drive clean for this Earth Day, to encourage us to make our planet a more sustainable and livable place!

“The Earth is what we all have in common.” – Wendell Berry. #EarthDay2019

What to do in FORT LAUDERDALE: Revolution Live Sunday Jazz Brunch

The Revolution Live Sunday Jazz Brunch is an ideal way to relax and enjoy Fort Lauderdale’s scenic Riverwalk. This free, live, outdoor concert series brings the area’s best local jazz artists. Listen to the music on three different stages on the first Sunday of each month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to attend, including well-behaved leashed pets. There is plenty of room to set up chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets to experience the fabulous entertainment. Patrons can also stroll along the historic brick-lined walkway to enjoy live music while browsing items from local merchants and enjoying food from area restaurants.

In addition, with AmeriDrive’s car subscription, you can pick the car you want and get moving in minutes – it’s that flexible. It’s fair. AmeriDrive is a car subscription that gives you the car you want for as little as 7 days, or you can keep it for as long as you want.

Therefore, enjoy an ideal way to relax and enjoy Fort Lauderdale’s scenic Riverwalk with an AmeriDrive’s car subscription. Choose from any of our cars without the commitment! Wait no more and learn How AmeriDrive’s Car Subscription Works here.

  • Address: Esplanade Park, 400 SW 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale
  • Schedule: FRIDAY: 4pm – 3am / SATURDAY: 12pm – 3am / SUNDAY: 12pm – 10pm
  • Price: FREE
  • Bands Playing:
    Esplanade Park –  Blues Therapy & Jazz
    Connie Hoffman Gazebo –  Pieces of Work
    Peck Courtyard –  Riverside Dixieland Band

Sunday Jazz Brunch is produced by the City of Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation Department.  

 

Everything You Need to Know about Auto Subscriptions | AmeriDrive – Car Subscription in Florida

Auto subscriptions, a sort of low-commitment way to get behind the wheel of new or late-model cars, are being touted as a no-hassle alternative for people who just aren’t into long-term relationships.

Azarias Reda, CEO of Carma Car, says the program is ideal for drivers who don’t want to commit to leases, which are typically for 36 months or more but want continual access to late-model cars.

Patel calls the subscription a “hybrid model” that spans the gap between daily rentals and long-term leases. “It’s not by the hour, not by the day,” she said. “It’s for someone looking to have a car for two or three months.”

She cited the example of a 2013 Mini Cooper. On a three-year lease, the company would charge $433 a month (plus insurance), while on a daily rental basis it would cost $1,350 a month. Such a car would be available on subscription for $749, including insurance.

Reda said auto subscriptions are available in two tiers: high-end programs such as the Book by Cadillac and Porsche Passport, which are attractive to people with high disposable income who want to sample a variety of models. Typically, these programs require a one- to two-year commitment.

Alternatively, Carma and other third-party providers, such as AmeriDrive put the emphasis on flexibility and lower cost by offering programs as short as one month and cars that aren’t brand new.

Attitudes toward car ownership model are rapidly changing, Reda said. Technology quickly falls out of date. Warranties expire. Insurance can be a hassle. Depreciation takes its toll.

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Sounds like a dream come true? Are you ready to get your next vehicle with AmeriDrive’s Auto Subscription in Florida? Apply here.

Car subscription services: A slow, expensive start — but the potential is huge. | AmeriDrive – Your Car Subscription in Florida

Americans are used to paying for subscriptions — to magazines and cable television, for instance — but experience shows they’ll cancel when the price of admission gets too high, or there are more tempting alternatives. Cord cutters ditched nearly 1.5 million pay-TV subscriptions in 2017, according to a survey by Leichtman Research Group.

Cable TV started out cheap with basic offerings and then got expensive. The auto industry’s subscription offerings are new, but they’re starting out costly, and not price-competitive with traditional leasing. The upside is that they take the hassle out of car ownership for busy people by letting the service take care of maintenance, insurance, licensing and taxes. And they give consumers choice, often allowing relatively painless switches between different cars in the automakers’ lineup.

Subscription services also point the way toward an ownership-free auto experience and offer an easy transition to a potential world where ride- and car-sharing will be dominant. Subscriptions are here to stay, but consumers may take a while to “get” them. Lincoln’s subscription service for lightly used 2015 to 2017 models, offered through the Ford-owned Canvas beginning this year, got off to a slow start. Many early subscribers canceled.

Last month, Cadillac announced it would “temporarily pause” its $1,800-per-month Book subscription service for “adjustments” as of December 1. According to the Wall Street Journal, “Snags with the back-end technology used to support the service made some customer-service functions tedious and time-consuming, adding costs for the company.”

The challenge for automakers is to come up with a strategy that offers consumers a compelling, affordable option to regular ownership, and one that can also make a profit. I think they’ll find that sweet spot, but they’re not there yet.

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Why are today’s drivers turning to car subscriptions?

Fewer Americans own a private automobile today than they did a decade ago, according to statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation. This trend, sometimes referred to as “peak car”, is commonly explained by pointing to social-media-obsessed young people who are delaying getting a driver’s license and buying their first car. Some analysts suggest that car-sharing and ride-hailing services provide a more convenient alternative to getting around than car ownership. But — maybe it’s deeper, a fundamental shift in consumer mindset about the hassles associated with car ownership.

One of the newest and most powerful innovations is the monthly car subscription. Imagine gaining access to a vehicle without having to ever step foot in a car dealership, haggle with a car salesman, visit an auto mechanic, shop for car insurance, worry about breaking down, or periodically buy auto parts or a new set of tires. Each one of these tasks requires money and attention, but most of all precious time we could use more thoughtfully. Besides, for many of us who lack a deep expertise in the art of negotiating a deal and the finer points of auto maintenance, buying and owning a car leaves us vulnerable to those who might take advantage of our gap in our knowledge. What adds insult to injury is the fact that a car is a depreciating asset. You might like that new-car smell, but the moment you drive a car off the dealership lot, the vehicle’s value has dropped by 10–20%. How about leasing? While a relatively low monthly lease payment might seem attractive, it’s only an alternative ownership scheme in which the depreciation is baked into the deal. Dealerships, as a standard practice, obviously modify the terms of the lease deal, such as the mysterious “money factor” in every lease contract, to their benefit.

Today we stream media rather than buying DVDs and CDs. We get clothes, food, and toiletries regularly delivered rather than trudging to the mall. Now, thanks to car subscriptions like AmeriDrive, you can shop online for a car, make your selection, and pick it up the very same day. Time-savings and convenience factors alone are winning over new generations of drivers. The cost for a monthly car subscription, usually in the neighborhood of $400 to $500, includes maintenance, unlimited miles, and roadside assistance. Compare that to the $706 monthly average cost in 2017 for owning a car, if you drive 15,000 miles, according to AAA. That $706 doesn’t include depreciation, which in the first year alone can represent as much as 30 percent of the car’s value.

Today’s new breed of customers are leading this revolution, but automakers are not far behind. Smart industry leaders have been quick to shift their business model from vehicle manufacturing to becoming so-called mobility providers. The monthly Canvas service operates as a subsidiary of the Ford Motor Company, just one of about a dozen automakers offering a subscription service.

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